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change for the city of hayward, a new major project that changed two lanes of traffic into a loop through downtown. noelle walker reports about what the project is all about and why some business owners are worried. >> reporter: the preparations have been under way for weeks in downtown hayward. through new lights, new cameras and now action. >> change is good. most change is for the better. >> reporter: traffic signs have been warning drivers of tonight's big change. turning left is not right. >> we expect a little bit of confusion. >> we're doing this because it's eight clock. >> so you knew it was coming? >> yeah. >> reporter: at 8:00 the city flipped a new light on a new downtown hayward loop. it turns three main arteries into one way streets it's also turning some seasoned drivers into novice navigators. >> do you know what's happening? >> no. >> do you know where you're going? >> sushi. >> this animation shows the downtown loop around mission, foothill and eighth street. the goal of the $80 million project is faster traffic. congestion is graded from a which is sailing through to f.
. >>> crews are busy working on some big changes on the golden gate bridge, which go into effect next wednesday. that is when toll takers go away, and a new electronics system goes online. drivers will have to use fast track. drivers who do nothing will be caught by cameras, and a toll bill will be sent to them in the mail. >>> on wall street today, technology stocks helped drive the major indexes down. the dow was office 90 points, or .6%. the nasdaq dropped 32, or about 1%, and closed at 3,222. leading the tech stocks on their decline was oracle, which reported an unexpected drop in 3rd quarter sales. the redwood city based company took a beating with investors with its stock down almost 10% today. analysts say oracle effects other tech stocks disproportionately, because it reports its earnings earlier than most other tech companies. >>> sales has approved a 4 for 1 stock split. the change will take effect on april 3, increasing the number of shares from 400 million, to 1.6 billion. the shares of the software management company closed at a record high on march 1, when sale
background to indicate any change to the church's conservative stance on issues such as abortion, contraception, gay marriage, or the role of women in the church. >> there are some other aspects of the new pope that set him apart as well. he apparently rode the bus to work in buenos aries and cooked his own food. >> reporter: the sight of the white smoke ignited a chilling roar from those in vatican city. the bells of st. peters basilica started rang. at about 8:15 p.m. in vatican city, pope francis emerged from the balcony. [ cheering ] >> reporter: the first pope from south america. the first pope to name himself francis, and the first pope who is a jesuit. is known as a man who can blend first world with third world. old with with new. in a sign some say shows his humility. >> first, i ask a favor of you. >> reporter: he asked catholics around the world to bless him. >> i ask that you pray to the lord so that he blesses me. >> reporter: so pope francis bowed, and absolute silence descended on vatican city. >> at one point, i got chills just from the silence and the respect tha
and a stronger police presence, some of the changes that the first friday event in oakland's uptown neighborhood. let's hear more about the changes and a new emphasis on safety. >> reporter: it ended about an hour ago but venders have taken down the stands but there's plenty of people still in the area. >> reporter: this band kicked off tonight's live entertainment, people dancing, and glad that the city hasn't lost its rhythm. it's a family-oriented activity and extra security was hired. this boy was shot and killed following last month's first friday event. >> it's been marred by violence lately, and it's unfortunate. when you look at what the city is trying to do to change the image of oakland, you know, this is sort of our calling card. >> reporter: organizers say this event is important to the identity of the city and the culture. >> this is one thing we can do to help the area, and i want to the do more than just the first friday. >> reporter: there is no drinking in public and ending the event an hour earlier at 9:00. first friday covers seven blocks, three blocks less than previous m
change just in the last couple of hours here in the north bay. of course this storm is on the move. live in marin county, ken wayne. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the winds are blowing we will see some high wind advisory on those bridge s if we haven't already. the san rafael richmond bridge, let's take a look at the system as it comes in real close. it's raining throughout the bay area right now. this thing is right on schedule. we'll come in and see some yellow in the oakland hills. we'll come in in the north bay and we're looking at rainfall around napa it's pretty heavy right now and the american canyon area by 29. if you head out towards vallejo and martinez. these yellows that's significant rainfall. it's coming down hard and you're having a rough time seeing when you're driving. check out berkeley and oakland. steady rain here with the greens. we are seeing really heavy stuff coming in over the hills right now. as a matter of fact let's put this many motion and we get a feel for the motion of the showers. they're moving off very rapidly out toward the west there. let's take another pe
, the vatican has changed the stove. stay with the 10:00 news later this hour the big bets on who will be the next pope and which cardinals have the best odds. >>> also a protest at st. mary's cathedral. the use of pink smoke to highlight one issue. >>> the dow managed to postan eighth consecutive gain. the nasdaq dropped 10. so far this year the dow is up 10%. >>> some promising news for people who like hostess twinkies and hohos. today the company announced they have chosen a buyer for their brand. apollo global management and metropolis and company bid $410 million. the deal still needs approval. the firm hopes to have hostess brands back on store shelves as soon as possible. >>> the panese restaurant is pushing an opening date to march 30th. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. although firefighters have said they believe it was electrical. >>> attacked in a college shower. what the victim did to fight back. >> that's crazy. and it's terrible. >>> unusual weather for early march. where we'll see 80-degree temperatures tomorrow. >> i'm here with mike judge famed
a change of heart today on the issue of gay marriage. >> lgbt americans are our colleagues, teachers, soldiers, friends, loved ones. and they are fum and equal citizens -- full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship that includes marriage. >> she made the announcement in a video posted online today. during the 2008 presidential campaign she opposed gay marriage. president obama changed his mind on the issue leading up to last year's election. clinton's announcement is fueling speculation she is considering another reason for president. >>> fbi nearly solved, one of the most infamous crimes 23 years ago two thieves stole, 13 works of art from a museum in boston including, rembrant, and manet. agents know the identities of the thieves, but they have not been arrested and the art is still missing. >> they have confirmed the identity of those who entered the museum and others associated with the theft >> the art was traced to connecticut and philadelphia but don't know where it is now. someone may have bought it not realizing it was stolen. >>> former santa clara count
was announced this morning. tonight, we learned about plans to remember the san jose musician, and changes coming to the train tracks where he was killed. >> i am 16 years old. >> reporter: the 16-year-old seen in this video was known for his love of one thing. >> music has been a big part of my life. >> reporter: he played bass and guitar, and loved jazz and blues. >> everybody knew him as the guy who could play the guitar. >> reporter: his life ended yesterday afternoon where he was hit and killed by a train. >> at this point in the investigation, there's nothing to indicate that this was the result of foul play, or an intentional act. >> he was known around campus, and everyone was just sad. everything was quiet. >> reporter: in the last month, jonathan won first place in a local school art contest for this original song entitled hard lessons. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: he said the award inspired him to write more and touch people's lives. >> definitely has motivated me to keep going. >> reporter: despite illegal signs posted it was a well known short cut. >> i can't believe it happened
about the change of the system will be looking for toll takers. this is the last time you will be seeing a human being in the toll booth. >> reporter: how is it going? >> hey we're hanging in there. >> reporter: on this last day on the job the hardest part has been saying goodbye. >> it's so nice to hear the public express themselves to us, yeah. especially on such a difficult day. >> reporter: after midnight the system will switch to an all electronic toll way. >> i was picking up my transponder because all of my friends at the golden gate bridge are going to be gone as of today. >> reporter: many tell us they'll miss the tradition of paying it forward by paying the toll for the driver behind them and the human connection that it represents. others say they can't believe it has taken this long to automate the old system. >> i don't understand why. there's so many people that are waiting to go through. >> reporter: the spokeswoman for the bridge says the change will save money. $16million over the next eight years. and time. by easing congestion. >> you can just imagine all the traffic n
donald in the iron triangle neighborhood. amber lee is live where she spoke to the child's father about the changes that need to happen, amber -- >> reporter: just a few minutes ago i spoke to the father of elijah lee. he said his son successfully underwent surgery and that he's relieved the baby is expected to recover. tonight police are looking for the man who was lying in wait and opened fire on a bicyclists. a stray bullet injured a baby who was inside a near by apartment. reshan lee tells us the baby was under the care of the baby's grandmother. >> he's my life, you know. i was with him this morning at 6:00 when i went to work. >> reporter: he told police he was holding his child. a victim said multiple shots were fired. >> i heard pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: police say they only have a general description of the suspect. a black man in dark clothing it appears he fired more than a thousand shots. piercing the walls of an apartment. >> we need more stricter gun laws bottom line. this shouldn't happen. my son didn't do nothing to nobody, i don't do nothing to nobody. i go to work and come home.
. >> and nobody shoot nobody like none of that. i would just try to change everybody's minds. >> reporter: he was washing a car for a family member he often helped. when the shooting erupted he managed to push two young gulls -- young girls out of the way. >> the moments these children are going to get to enjoy. >> reporter: claire died on the scene leaving behind his 79- year-old father whom he cared for. >> i'm going to miss him. i'm going to miss when he walked in the door late at night and he left the door open. i knew it was him. >> he touched a lot of lives around here. >> reporter: there will be a car wash tomorrow to help raise money for his family. reporting live in richmond, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> oakland police today released some frightening surveillance video of a robbery as it was happening. police say this armed robbery happened recently, you can hear the victim pleading for her life. officers have arrested two suspects in the case now. police say their numbers of this gang are growing. oakland police say officers took at least 16 members of a known gang into custo
storms rolling off of the pacific would be accurate, that changes if we continue to see low snow and rainfall totals for a series of years. in marin county, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and it has been a dry january and a dry february in the bay area and in the mountains. check out december, remember how wet that was. 158% of average. san jose was 144% of average. january we only had five days of rain. not heavy at that. three days of rain in february. and where does that leave us, we're way down. 85% of average right now in santa rosa. san jose just 71% of average. so rainfall and snowfall way off from now. when i come back we'll be talking about the long range forecast which does show a little bit of rain. >>> benedict xvi says goodbye. >> th well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male ann
to fight for a chain knowledge regulation she hopes will save lives -- change in regulation he hopes will save lives. amber. >> reporter: we are at fire station number 35 here along the san francisco water front the retired fire captain suffered a rare form of kidney cancer tells us he doesn't want others to suffer the same or deal. >> probably nasty, oilchemicals from different fires. >> reporter: this blackened helmet is what he wore the 27 years he worked for san francisco fire department. it is a treasured item but a reminder what forced him into early retirement a decade ago, a boyhood dream cut short. >> i was peeing blood. within one week i knew i had kidney cancer. >> reporter: his doctor told him it likely resulted from exposure to toxic chemicals such as those found in flame retardants. >> when we walk into a building on fire we are working in a toxic chemical atmosphere. >> reporter: more than 100 san francisco firefighters have died from cancer in the past 10 years many are battling it in retirement. retardants are required in foam cushions. >> 67,308 as of this evening.
. what do you see? cranes. 47 of them are changing the skyline, but none more so than the building that will go here. there was a ceremonial groundbreaking today for what will be the transbay tower. it will be the tallest building west of the mississippi. >> we just decided to be the tallest in san francisco. the fact that it's the tallest in the west it boosts the spirits of people, but that's not important. >> much more than the terminal an the hub. it's really the focal point of a comprehensive plan marking the new center of downtown. >> reporter: the transportation center includes new office space, retail shops, housing, parks and new jobs. the city is hoping if they build it, high speed rail will come through. >> what if high speed rail does not happen? >> i usually don't think about what if things fail? i usually think about what we could do to make them succeed. >> reporter: the tower and terminal will anchor a new downtown district that's deck aides in the making. this corner i'm standing on will look very different. in san francisco, noel walker, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>>
down vale avenue. chang was a member of the trackteam. she was scheduled to compete at her first track meet in a week. >>> a former high school football player turned college student is campbell's first homicide in more than five years. ktvu's amber lee is in santa clara now where more than 100 people came out tonight to remember the 18-year-old who may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: julie, tonight's vigil for richard vega was held here at santa clara high school where he graduated last year. friends and family tell us they are shocked by his death. >> reporter: the chill on this march night was easier to bare than the chill in their hearts. family, friends, coaches and teachers gathered on the field where richard vega played football for the santa clara high bruins. >> i think you god for remembering him with that big old smile. remembering him with his crazy jokes, and his little moments. >> reporter: vega was attending deaza college and working at a phone store. someone shot vega who died at the hospital. >> we heard two gunshots. i heard a guy say hel
. she's thinking about being here now. >>> a shooting changed the course of her life. today, gabrielle giffords returns to the scene of the crime. her call for action on gun control. >> bill martin working on his complete bay area forecast. he's back at 10:45, with when ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to save 5% off every day with your lowe's consumer credit card. >>> a paraglider in southern california had to be rescued after he slammed into a cliff. it happened near the torrey pines glider port. a helicopterhoisted him to safety. his injuries are said to be nonlife-threatening. >>> two amazing discoveries at the sacramento airport. a flight atentant on a southwest plane discovered a bullet hole in the cabin. >> the captain, just as a precautionary measure wanted the flight checked, because the flight attendant found a .22 caliber cartridge. >> nothing else was found onboard. in an unrelated incident, at the sacramento airport today, tsa agents discovered a loaded gun in a carry-on bag. the man had a concealed carry permit and forgot the gun was in the bag. he was not arrest
around oakland. showers now light. but that changes around as we get into the next few hours. the computer model goes into 2:00 a.m. then it starts going again. most of us are asleep. we move it forward to 6:00 a.m. many folks in their cars now. roadways wet for the morning commute. the morning commute looks wet. 6:00 a.m., then you get into the noontime and you have more showers. so it just keeps coming, wave after wave. we'll roll the model through tomorrow and take it into thursday and go looking into your weekend and the five day. >>> pope francis was officially installed as the head of the roman catholic church in vatican city today. he was given the fisherman's ring. pope francis called on the followers to protect the poorest, weakest and least important. later he stood for two hours greeting visitors. after that he spoke by phone with the former pope benedict. >>> comcast flips the switch on a big upgrade. the change internet users may notice right away. >>> when businesses >>> for many merchants graffiti and vandalism can be an unfortunate fact of life. the latest att
's changing around. look at this system, sitting out here, slowly working its way to the coast. you can see these showers with nothing hitting the ground yet. we had upper 70s today. it looks like rain off the north bay. that's really the atmosphere. it's raining but evaporating before it hits the ground. as we get into the next 24 hours, it's going to get wet around here. when i come back, the latest computer model, and i will walk you through the forecast. >> reporter: let's go to jana with what the organizers of easter egg hunts plan to do when the storm rolls in. >> reporter: union street has a celebration every year on easter sunday. you can see they have the signs up. this year they are planning for the possibility that it may rain on their parade. there was an easter bunny sighting today, it was on pink and white wheels, from the floppy ears to the cotton tail. the staff at just jewels make a float every year for the annual celebration, bringing thousands of people out on easter sunday for crafts, pony rides, and an easter bunny contest. >> first thing i like is in the morning, the e
. wilson found foreclosed homes then changed the locks. posted them on craigs list and rented them out without the owners knowing about it -- craigslist. >>> musicians with the san francisco symphony orchestra served notice saying they may strike if contract negotiations remain stalled. >> reporter: the musicians union voted unanimously in favor of a job action and union officials say the deadline to get a deal done is next week before the symphony goes on a tour of the east coast. the union says management is giving itself raises while musicians are being subject to a wage freeze and benefit reduction. >>> showers showing up still in the south bay for rest of us for most of the bay area pretty dry today. light showers, .1, .2. but in the san jose area .2 of an inch in some places even more than that coming up on .3 in parts of the area out by evergreen in south san jose. milpitas, you have light showers that have been stuck down there all day or all afternoon. san jose light showers right now. then you come north up toward the livermore valley and you get a few sprinkles. just enough
to bring small knives on decisions. a tsa spokesman said the changes are set to take effect april 25th despite strong opposition from pilots and flight attendants. he has been called before the house homeland security committee. >>> this is a good week to look towards the heavens and catch a glimpse of the passing comet. astronomers say you should be able to see it with the naked eye, 30 minutes after sunset. look where the sun is setting and a bit left it should be as bright as one of the stars in the big dipper, a little fuzzy with a tail. >>> six bay area high school students are in washington dc, competing for a $100,000 scholarship. she is working on fluorescent imaging technology that would allow surgeons to detect cancer cells during operation. >> before surgery you get mris or like ct scans but those only get the main shape of the tumour but you can't see individual cells that is a big challenge for the surgeon they don't really know what exactly to take out. >> other bay area students in this competition are kevin chen of fremont,. >>> donald trump offered to help the obama ad
changes. i'll talk about that and then there's some rain. there's rain showing up. i'll show you when that gets here as well. >>> it was lin-sanity at san francisco tonight. jeremy lin is known for his rise to fame last year. the center for asian american media presented a documentary about his life tonight as a kick off to an 11 day film and culture celebration. advanced tickets were sold out. but rush tickets were still available for those who lined up outside the theater early with their cash. >>> another cruise ship stranded. the new problems affecting dozens of carnival passengers just mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> in southern california, one construction worker died but ano
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